Lead adult care worker

Course Level


Course length

18+ months

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Leading frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

Meet the trainer

Course Guide



What's included? / Modules


  • The main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role

  • Treating people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights

  • Communicating clearly and responsibly

  • Supporting individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)

  • Championing health and wellbeing

  • Professional Development


  • Professional boundaries

  • Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Values and behaviours

  • Communication

  • Promote health and wellbeing

  • Work professionally, including your own professional development


  • Care

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Communication

  • Competence

Entry Requirements


Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 

This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations


Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

Industry-specific requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.